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Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Fragile Things ; Short Fictions & Wonders by Neil Gaiman
This is a collection of 31 short stories, some in the form of stories some in the form of poems.
This is the 2nd Neil Gaiman book which I have read and I can say that now I am a confirm fan of his writing. It's extraordinary how he can come out with so many different stories...from Narnia type to Matrix type..to ancient Scottish type. I sense that he is impressive with Narnia as at least two of the story in this book makes reference to that.
Reading this books makes me feel that Neil Gaiman is playing and teasing the readers. Making the reader's brain work instead of following what's written down blindly. It's like duelling swords whereby words are his swords.
When I was reading "The Problem of Susan", I thought I caught what the plot of the story going to be at the beginning but touché! he won again. The ending was not what I had expected.
Another story which I liked was "Goliath". It was something like the movie "Matrix" with a sinister plot.
As in most collection of short stories, there are certain stories which I won't claim that I caught on fully of it's meaning and wits. This is because my knowledge is not as wide as I would like it to be. Yes, I think for those who seldom read or those who stick to only on or two genre of books, they will not be able to understand what's written. Like what I have mentioned earlier, the stories here are linked to almost everything from Arabian nights, Sherlock Holmes, Narnia, Matrix, myth and legends to fairy tales.
Neil Gaiman is indeed a brilliant author and I look forward to reading more of his books.